Video: Don Nelson Says Knicks Fired Him for Wanting Patrick Ewing Trade for Shaq
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Don Nelson only coached one season with the New York Knicks, but his suggestion that eventually got him fired might have altered the course of the franchise.
“It cost me my job,” Nelson said. “I said, ‘You need to trade Patrick Ewing and you need to trade him right away. There’s a guy by the name of Shaquille O’Neal that’s available and would love to come to New York. We can jump in there and beat the Lakers out and get this guy and we should do it.’ And of course it got back to Ewing and I was toast.”
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June 25, 2019 at 04:17PM